TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Fri­day, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2018 and the 77th day of au­tumn. TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS IN HIS­TORY: In 1787, Delaware be­came the first state to rat­ify the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion.

In 1941, Japan launched a sur­prise at­tack on Pearl Har­bor, Hawaii, killing 2,403 Amer­i­can sol­diers and civil­ians.

In 1999, the Record­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica filed a copy­right in­fringe­ment law­suit against the on­line file-shar­ing ser­vice Nap­ster.

In 2002, Iraq de­nied that it had weapons of mass de­struc­tion in a United Na­tions dec­la­ra­tion.

TO­DAY’S FACT: Fol­low­ing the Ja­panese at­tack on Pearl Har­bor in 1941, the Se­nate voted for a war res­o­lu­tion 82-0. The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives ap­proved the res­o­lu­tion 388-1.

TO­DAY’S SPORTS: In 2007, home­run record holder Barry Bonds pleaded not guilty to ly­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors about us­ing per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing drugs.

TO­DAY’S NUM­BER: 64 — ser­vice­men lost by the Im­pe­rial Ja­panese Navy dur­ing the at­tack on Pearl Har­bor on this day in 1941.

TO­DAY’S MOON: New moon (Dec. 7).

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